WHAT TO SEE
HILLTOPS WHAT TO SEE
As the Hilltops Tourism and Events say:
“Be sure to book a wine tasting for your visit to the Hilltops Region at one (or a few) of our award-winning wineries. Find out why the Grove Estate Shiraz 2020 is ranked top of the best value Shiraz from Australia by The Real Review; why Freeman Vineyards was awarded top value Rose from Australia by; you can not only taste wine but you can also pick your own cherries at Ballinaclash Wine & Fruit; and visit the Taubman and Webb Trading Post to get your hands on the delicious Trandari Wines.”
In just a short time in and around Young you can discover a great deal about Australia’s folk law, heroes, early settlers inland waterways and places with great views. Here are some places that are well worth visiting.
1ST AUSTRALIAN HORSE AND THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE WAR MEMORIAL AT HARDEN
Cnr Bathurst and Albury Streets Harden 2587
Carl Valerius, a local artist, and stonemason, designed and created this memorial which consists of a large granite block with a bronze full-sized statue of Corporal William Bradfordstatue, a wall of remembrance, and a symbolic garden.
The plaque reads “On August 28, 1897, these men answered a recruitment call for enrolment into the 1st Australian (Volunteer) Horse.
The muster at the Harden-Murrumburrah racecourse was the very first to take place in the formation of this famous unit. Many fought in the Boer War. The 1st Australian (Volunteer) Horse was one of the founding units which made up the Australian Light Horse when all mounted troops were amalgamated in 1903 as a result of Australia’s Federation.”
TOUTS LOOKOUT AT MONTEAGLE
Scenic Road Monteagle 2594
Ph 02 6382 3394
A favourite location for photographers of all skills who’s aim is to capture stunning images of the spectacular Australian rural countryside. Depending on the season and the time of day you’ll see everything from golden skies and golden canola crops to high summer burning red sunsets over scorched paddocks. All are on the agenda at this special spot.
LAMBING FLAT CHINESE TRIBUTE GARDENS IN YOUNG
Pitstone Road Young 2594
The gardens are a tribute to the Chinese people of Young and Australia. They are open every day until sunset. Facilities include BBQs, picnic areas, public toilets, and an easy carpark.
“The Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens are located at the Chinaman’s Dam reserve just four kilometres from the town centre. Now a well-established garden set in a quiet, relaxing and picturesque site, the gardens are the perfect spot for a relaxing morning or afternoon with picnic facilities and barbecues.” VISIT HILLTOPS REGION
Photo © Lambing Flat Folk Museum
LAMBING FLAT FOLK MUSEUM IN YOUNG
“The museum is divided into several themed rooms:
Raising the Colours – devoted to the Gold Rush and events which occurred in 1860-61 at Lambing Flat. The historical Roll Up Flag is housed in this room.
Everyday Items of the Past – both household and farm items, from an Autogen Gas Light Machine to a butter churn.
Specialty areas include the display of Dental Equipment, and the Hairdressing display, War Exhibits, Aboriginal Art, Shell display, and beautiful China from the past. There is a large display of textiles to view including Christening and Wedding gowns, and a beaded Flapper Dress from the 1920s. And don’t forget the three-legged chook!” LAMBING FLAT FOLK MUSEUM
MURRUMBURRAH SILO ART
“This artwork by acclaimed Mongolian street artist, Heesco, is a must-see when visiting Harden-Murrumburrah.
The artwork on the former Murrumburrah flour mill is the 46th work of art on the silo trail. The image depicts the mill’s history and the golden grain that delivered prosperity to the region.“
The Wyangala Dam is the second oldest dam built for irrigation in NSW and It is the only dam on the Lachlan River system which feeds the Murrumbidgee River, and in turn, feeds the Murray River. The Dam wall is just over an hour twenty from Young and forty minutes from Cowra. Google Map
“Lake Wyangala is located a short drive from Cowra at the junction of the Lachlan and Abercrombie Rivers. The lake is a clean, clear vast expanse of water. The surrounding area offers excellent accommodation and camping facilities. There are bungalows, cottages, cabins and even a couple of house boats. There are plenty of powered and unpowered grassy campsites and caravan sites and even a backwater camping area for the more adventurous.” VISIT HILLTOPS REGION
YOUNG & HILLTOPS REGION INFORMATION CENTRES
YOUNG VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
Anderson Park, Lovell St, Young NSW 2594
Ph 1800 628 233
Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays 9.30am to 4.00pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
BOOROWA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
Old Court House Building, Marsden Street, Boorowa NSW 2586
Ph 1800 628 233
Open seven days 9.00am to 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday. Mon – Sun from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
HARDEN MURRUMBURRAH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
History Hall, Albury Street, Harden Murrumburrah NSW 2587
Ph 1800 628 233
Open seven days 10.00am to 4.00pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
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